Ray Cornelius

Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012.  Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider  and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.

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This week's edition of #UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry is going to be an exciting one.

Saahara Glaude, stage manager of the Orlando Jazz Festival is in the studio to give us all the DEETS on this year's inaugural festival which is taking place March 9-11 in beautiful Orlando, Florida. Artists scheduled to appear include Maysa, Boney James, Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown, David Sanborn, Ken Ford, Najee and many more. 

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If you listened to today's edition of #UPFRONT you may have heard Celebrity Chef Juan Montier of [Chez Montier] talking about some pretty mouthwatering food and cocktail suggestions for this coming Valentine's Day or for any Grammy/Oscar Viewing Parties that you may host. Well as promised, you can check out those amazing recipes below and make your special someone "clap and squeal."

Hey #UPFRONT Listeners! I have tickets to see the Alliance Theatre production of "Too Heavy for Your Pocket" which is running now through February 26 on the Hertz Stage. I also have tickets for the Atlanta engagement of The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's at the Fabulous Fox Theatre February 15 through the 19. 

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Don’t forget to join me this morning at 9 a.m. for another exciting edition of "UPFRONT" Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. 

This week I'll be talking to playwright Jiréh Breon Holder about his Alliance Theatre production, Too Heavy for your Pocket. The play is currently running through February 26 on the Hertz Stage and follows a 1960s youth who gives up his college scholarship to become a Civil Rights Freedom Rider. 

 

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When the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the fabulous Fox stage for their Atlanta engagement this week, fans will get a chance to experience the completed work of MacArthur "genius" Kyle Abraham.  

His dramatic trilogy is titled, UNTITLED AMERICA and it shines a light on the impact that prison systems have on African-American families. The piece was developed over three seasons and features riveting interviews by those impacted by incarceration. 

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Don’t forget to join me Saturday, February 4 at 9 a.m. for another exciting edition of “UPFRONT” Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry.

This week I'll be talking to legendary casting director Robi Reed about National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (February 7) and her work with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation through her Reed for Hope Foundation.

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Check out Magnolia Pictures official trailer for the documentary, “I Am Not Your Negro," written by literary and African-American icon James Baldwin. The Oscar nominated film opens in theaters across the country this weekend. 

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Hey #UPFRONT Listeners! I have tickets to see the Alliance Theatre production of "Too Heavy for Your Pocket" which runs during Black History Month - February 4 through 26 on the Hertz Stage. I also have tickets for the Atlanta engagement of The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's at the Fabulous Fox Theatre February 15 through the 19. 

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Producers of the BronzeLens Film Festival (BronzeLens) are pleased to announce the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has approved BronzeLens as a qualifying festival for the Short Film Awards category. The short film that receives the BronzeLens Best Short Award may now be eligible to enter the Academy’s Short Subject competition for the concurrent season.

 

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